64-bit support (Was: Poll: Primary D version)

sybrandy sybrandy at gmail.com
Mon May 24 17:08:48 PDT 2010

On 05/24/2010 09:05 AM, dsimcha wrote:
> == Quote from Bruno Medeiros (brunodomedeiros+spam at com.gmail)'s article
>> On 23/05/2010 01:45, Walter Bright wrote:
>>> Walter Bright wrote:
>>> Other toolchain problems are things like shared libraries, installation,
>>> bugzilla bugs, etc.
>> Installation? What kind of problems are those?
> On Linux, DMD can be a PITA to install if you're using an ancient distribution due
> to glibc being a different version than what DMD expects.  I use such a machine
> and the only way to get DMD to work is to compile from source.
> On Windows there's been some talk of making an installer.  Personally, I think
> this should be a very low priority.  Unpacking a zip file may not be the most
> friendly installation method for someone who's completely computer illiterate, but
> we're talking about programmers here.  Even novice ones should be able to figure
> out how to unpack a zip file into a reasonable directory.

Actually, if you use InstallJammer, creating an installer could/should 
be very easy.  I used it at work for a project and it will allow you to 
create an installer for a number of different platforms and a plain-old 

Though, IMHO, I really like the way it's currently distributed.  I've 
grown to appreciate the simple "unzip to install"/"delete directory to 
uninstall" way of doing things a lot.  I just really hate the dependency 
that damn near everything has on the Windows registry.


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